Li-Ion Batteries Fire Protection

Li-Ion battery technology, despite being constantly improved, still poses a significant fire hazard. FirePro is at the forefront of research aimed at understanding the diverse fire behavior of Li-Ion batteries.

Li-Ion Battery Safety

Our technology has successfully proven its efficiency and effectiveness in suppressing Li-Ion battery fires in more than 70 tests carried out over the past 6 years by accredited laboratories such as KIWA (Netherlands) and Albarubens (Italy) as well as by prominent Li-Ion battery manufacturers. A specially designed spherical test chamber was built for fire suppression tests, explosive tests, and off-gassing analyses.

How it Works

In the event of a Li-Ion battery fire, the FirePro active agent suppresses the ongoing fire and neutralizes the electrolyte’s decomposition products such as Hydrogen Fluoride (HF), forming stable products such as KF and KHF2. This neutralizing action prevents the formation of highly flammable gases such as Hydrogen (H2), ultimately allowing the temperature in the enclosure to drop below the threshold necessary for thermal runaway to sustain itself.

Battery Pack Protection

FirePro cylindrical models are compact and provide a practical solution for applications with space limitations such as residential battery-storage systems and electric vehicles.

These generator models are placed within the battery pack compartment and are activated automatically either through electrical or mechanical means.

Energy Storage System Protection

Larger volumes such as Battery Energy Storage Systems, usually placed in containers, are protected using our pre-engineered box-type models.

Upon activation of the condensed aerosol generators, the agent totally floods the enclosure, rapidly controlling and suppressing battery fires.

ESS System Design

  1. Fire Alarm and Extinguishing Panel
  2. System Abort Switch
  3. Disconnect Switch
  4. Gas Release Sign
  5. 1st Stage Sounder (Bell)
  6. 2nd Stage Sounder/Beacon (Horn/Strobe)
  7. FirePro Condensed Aerosol Generators
  8. Sequential Activator
  9. Combination of different detection technologies
  10. -Smoke
    -Linear Heat

FirePro Advantages

• Space & weight savings
• 15-year product life
• Easy installation in new or retrofit projects
• Can tolerate small openings
• Easy to transport
• No piping or nozzles required
• Non-pressurized
• Operating temperatures: -50⁰C to +100⁰C
• Non-Oxygen Depleting